Getting more women into the boy’s club

THE National Women’s Council of Ireland and Longford Women’s Link invite anyone interested in getting more women into the boy’s club that is Irish politics to come to a meeting on Thursday, February 17 at 11am in Teallach Iosa Family Centre, St Mel’s Road, Longford - beside the Cathedral.

THE National Women’s Council of Ireland and Longford Women’s Link invite anyone interested in getting more women into the boy’s club that is Irish politics to come to a meeting on Thursday, February 17 at 11am in Teallach Iosa Family Centre, St Mel’s Road, Longford - beside the Cathedral.

As things stand, just 17% of candidates in the general election will be women. Come along and hear Susan O’Keeffe, Labour’s candidate for Sligo-north Leitrim, Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy, a Fine Gael candidate for Laois- Offaly and Rachel Doherty a Fianna Fail councillor for Roscommon debating the issues, followed by a discussion and lunch. Susan McKay, NWCI chief executive will chair.

The event is free but you must register by contacting Anne Gibney at anneg@nwci.ie